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Rethinking California’s Political Divide

By Martin W. Lewis | March 6, 2012 | 5 Comments
California Liberal and Conservative Precincts Map by David Latterman

Recent GeoCurrents posts on Northern California have emphasized the political divide between the left-leaning coast and the right-leaning interior. Such an analysis is reinforced by an incisive new report, David Latterman’s “The California Political Precinct Index,” published by the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco. Based on returns from …

Political Complexities and Contradictions in California’s Mendocino County

By Martin W. Lewis | February 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
California 2008 Election Map from Dave Leip's Atlas

A GeoCurrents post last week highlighted the left-wing orientation of Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County, while noting that not all residents lean to the left. The same observation holds for Mendocino County as a whole. Recent election returns show roughly one-third of Mendocino voters selecting Republican candidates, including John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. As the election …

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